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Galway

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  • Day8

    Galway, Ireland

    September 10, 2016 in Ireland

    We didn't know what to expect from Galway, but read good things and knew that most of the best sightseeing was close by so we made it our home base for a few days during our West Ireland day trips. We were pleasantly surprised at how much we liked this city! A college town with a great pub scene in the Latin Quarter made for two very entertaining nights. The pubs were huge, filled with character, plenty of characters, and great live music (including popular songs like Galway Girl and Galway Bay).
    We highly recommend a visit if you're looking for fun nightlife, but be sure to bring your rain jacket which seems to be a requirement anywhere in Ireland!

    Oh and I think it's just a fad at the moment but ironically the Irish seem to enjoy Coors light more than their own beer, but not us 😜.
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  • Day14

    Là bas..

    May 25 in Ireland

    So I went.. And oh boy was I right..
    Connemara is out of this world with beauty....
    Plus a lovely interview with Kevin, some singing of the fields of Athenry into a microphone and a great craig at Monroe's to finish my trip...
    Not bad, not bad...
    Would even say GRAND !!

  • Day1

    Galway

    June 10 in Ireland

    Unsere erste Heimat auf diesem Trip ist Galway. Auf dem Weg dahin haben wir noch in Slane Castle und am Hill of Slane halt gemacht. Eigentlich wollten wir auch noch einen Zwischenstopp in Clonmacnois machen, aber weil unser Navi mal wieder den Erlebnismodus drin hatte und wir ewig über Landstraßen fuhren bevor wieder auf einen Motorway kamen, haben wir beschlossen unterwegs was zu essen und dann direkt nach Galway zu fahren.
    Unsere Mittagspause machten wir dann in irgendeiner Burg. Lecker war es. Es gab aber keine Burger 😂😂😂
    Am Nachbartisch saß eine Familie mit zwei Jungs, wobei der eine irgendwie sämtliche Butterpäckchen aus dem Restaurant gesammelt hatte, und diese teilweise auf dem Tisch verschmierte. Wir wissen nicht warum, vielleicht ist das hier ein Trend. Jedenfalls sah der Tisch nachdem die Familie mit essen fertig war, aus wie ein Schlachtfeld. Ich hab ja schon so manchen Tisch verwüstet, aber das...
    In Galway angekommen bezogen wir unser Quartier für die nächsten Tage. Es ist zwar etwas außerhalb vom Stadtzentrum, aber dafür riesengroß. Wir haben vier Schlafzimmer, manche davon mit eigenem Badezimmer, wir haben ein riesengroßes Wohnzimmer, es ist einfach nur schön.
    Nachdem wir uns beim örtlichen Lidl mit etwa essen eingedeckt hatte und ein kurzes Nachmittagsschläfchen eingelegt haben, ging es dann weiter in die Stadt.
    Schöne Stadt. Die Fußgängerzone hoch und runter gelaufen, ein Restaurant zum Essen gesucht und dann in einem Pub vor der Tür mit ein paar Guinness den Tag ausklingen lassen. Guter Start, so kann es weitergehen.
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  • Day19

    Nach den letzten Kilometern im Regen (oder eher so ne Art ekelhafter Niesel) bin ich in Galway. Erstmal mich selbst und Board geputzt (wie viel Pferde-, Schafs- und Kuhmist sich am Board festheften kann ist unnormal). Nun bin ich die nächsten 3 Tage hier. Mal schauen was die Stadt so zu bieten hat.

  • Day7

    Nach den Wahnsinn von den Cliffs of Moher gings weiter durch den Burren-Nationalpark. Sind gegen 19:00 auf einer fast 30 km langem Strecke, die nur aus einer phänomenalen Kurvenreichen Strecke besteht durchgefahren. Natürlich viel zu schnell...😅.
    Aber wir sind ja mit dem Motorrad hier 😉😜.

    Wir waren natürlich spät dran und haben in Kinvara West in einer Bar/Restaurant gegessen. Petra traditionell Fish&Chips und ich konnte an dem Roastbeef mit Creamed Potatos nicht vorbei. Dazu ein leckeres Guiness. Irischer Himmel...

    In Galway angekommen, war erstmal Duschen angesagt und danach einen/oder waren es zwei... ?Schlummertrunks in O‘Connells Pub with Beergarden im Hof. Phantastisch 😂😂

    Morgen verlassen wir den WAW um in Tullomore 🥃 vorbeizusehen😉
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  • Day21

    Last day in Galway

    June 21 in Ireland

    Kleiner trip zu den Steilklippen und dann an der Strandpromenade lang geskatet. War supergeil. Morgen steht wieder ein langer Trip nach Ennis an, aber laut Vorhersage ist das Wetter auf meiner Seite. We will see.

  • Day45

    Galway, Ireland

    September 16, 2017 in Ireland

    Todays tour was Galway through the ages. We drove past a lot of pastures and pubs. We stopped at the 17th century Dunguaire Castle and visited Galway Cathedral. We have toured many Cathedrals on this trip and each one is unique and beautiful.
    We had a great visit at Rathbaun Farms with its interesting owner whose family has been raising sheep for 3 generations. We then went into the 150 year old farmhouse for delicious homemade scones.Read more

  • Day9

    The Quay Street Kitchen

    June 15 in Ireland

    Das warten hat sich gelohnt. Wir haben über 1,5 Stunden auf einen Platz gewartet.
    So ein super leckeres Essen und ein tolles Flair und sehr nettes Personal
    Patrick hatte ein vegetarisches Stew mit Pilzen, Kokosnuss und Kichererbsen und ich hatte heimische Muschel mit Weissweinsoße. Hhhmmmmmmm
    Als Nachtisch haben wir uns einen Malterser Cheesecake geteilt

  • Day137

    Day 137: Galway

    July 2, 2017 in Ireland

    Left our accommodation after a delicious cooked breakfast put on by our host. We were both a bit sad to leave, as it was one of the most comfortable places we've stayed in for quite a while. And despite being in the middle of nowhere, we both quite enjoyed it and would've happily stayed for another couple of nights.

    But we got back in the car and hit the road again, as is our life now. Lots of driving today actually, 3 hours to the south from Donegal down to the city of Galway which is one of the largest settlements on the western coast of Ireland. The drive wasn't much excitement unfortunately, fairly boring farmland with not much in the way of towns or habitation to break things up. Although I don't mind driving, I really hate not having cruise control!

    Arrived in Galway in the rain around 1pm, to find it jam-packed with traffic due to a marine festival happening on the docks - directly in front of our AirBNB! Obviously we couldn't check in for a few hours yet, so we parked in a multi-storey carpark at the other end of town and wandered town.

    I was taken aback with how touristy the place was, considering I'd never really heard of it before. Seemed like every man and his dog from the west of Ireland was here! Probably doesn't help that it's the first weekend of the Irish school holidays either, so locals are on their break as well as the usual contingent of foreigners.

    Had a bit of trouble finding somewhere to eat since dogs aren't welcome in pubs in Ireland. Eventually managed to find somewhere that we could sit outside and not get wet while we ate, though I nearly started a punch-up when a man sat down mere inches from us and lit up a cigarette.

    We had a look around the town, and then a wander around the sea festival (lots of seafood, cooking demonstrations, water-based stuff like explorer ships, navy boats, historic ships etc). Considered visiting a couple of things but the lines were all quite long.

    Eventually at 4pm we were able to check in to our Airbnb. Unfortunately this proved difficult since we had free parking in the building, but of course we didn't know where the entrance was, and access to the street was being tightly controlled due to the festival. Eventually managed to get in with the help of our host.

    Not the greatest apartment today sadly, we have a single room in our host's apartment and although the building is mid-90s, it feels like student accommodation. Our hosts are college age and although they're quite nice and chatty, everything feels very undergraduate and juvenile. Party photos blu-tacked to the wall, bunting strung up around the living room, hessian rugs draped over junk piles, none of the glassware/crockery/cutlery sets are matching.

    We settled into our room as best we could, and eventually just decided to get takeaway burritos for dinner and eat there while working. The really good Mexican place we'd eaten at in Belfast had a branch here, so we grabbed food from there and ate in the apartment. Didn't get a great night's sleep as it seemed like people were constantly coming and going (they'd had friends over earlier which I thought was a bit odd when you're hosting Airbnb guests). Can't win em all I guess.
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  • Day10

    Galway: erste Eindrücke

    June 18 in Ireland

    Wir schlendern durch Galway! Schlendern deswegen, weil Georg sich gestern den Fuß verdreht hat. Beim Wenden, wäre fast unser Moped umgefallen, aber er hat es gerade noch verhindern können. Fand der Fuß nicht so witzig, aber dafür "schlendern" wir jetzt - statt zu walken : )

You might also know this place by the following names:

Gaillimh, Galway, Голуей, Galway - Gaillimh, GWY, ゴールウェイ, Golvėjus, Golveja, Голуэй, 戈尔韦

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